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Added Apr 05, 2019

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In this video you’re going to learn how to create and tweak your sitemap using Yoast SEO plugin.

If you don't see XML Sitemaps in your SEO menu, then you'll need to enable Advanced Settings which is under SEO > Dashboard > Features.

The next step is to submit your sitemap to Google and the other search engines.

If you're using All in One SEO

Sitemap: Using All In One SEO Plugin

Submit your sitemap to Google

Sitemap: Submit to Google Search Console


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DarkoL Premium
Hi Marion. My Yoast SEO is completely different from yours in the video. Do you have something newer?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yoast has made this even easier now, Darko. When you click on SEO > General in the WordPress side menu you'll see First-time SEO configuration. Click the link to start the Configuration Wizard and you'll be good to go.
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Fleeky Premium
For reasons unknow
This does not work well on tablets...

Just in case

Thank you Marion
For another great training
❤️
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MarionBlack Premium
A tradesman needs the right tools to accomplish his work.
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Karax Premium
Awesome video, Marion! Do you have an idea if we have to include Categories in search results? By default this option is disabled in Yoast, meaning that categories are excluded from XML sitemap. What's the best approach here?
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks, Asen. If the default in Yoast is to not include categories then that's probably the best option. They are more expert at SEO than I am.
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Karax Premium
yes, figured that out! Thanks Marion.
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cp21 Premium
Hi Marion, I love your videos. They are short and provide me with exactly the instruction I need. Thank you so much!
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MarionBlack Premium
I try my best to keep them not only short, but also with all the instructions you need.
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KBelton Premium
So helpful!! This whole sitemap thing has been a big issue for me. This training helped me get it set up properly! Thank you!!!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome, Kayla.
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Loes Premium
Great training, I will remember when people ask for it, I use the All in one SEO
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MarionBlack Premium
All In One SEO is the plugin recommended by Kyle but some people, including me, prefer Yoast.
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Loes Premium
I have used Yoast, but went back to the All in one, there was not enough support back then.
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GuyfromNB Premium
I don't see my XML Sitemaps in my Yoast menu
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MarionBlack Premium
If you don't see XML Sitemaps in your SEO menu, then you'll need to enable Advanced Settings which is under SEO > Dashboard > Features.
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GuyfromNB Premium
Ok Thanks. I'll check it out.
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thank you for the help, Marion
Your help is important to me.
Sami
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OckertG Premium
Hi Marion
Thanks for the training.
I am confused.
When I go to my Yoast (I have the free version) I only see three options:
Dashboard,
Search Console,
and Go Premium

Do you have advice on where I went wrong?
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MarionBlack Premium
You'll need to have your own domain name for your website to access all the features on Yoast. A domain name costs around $14 a year and you can get one from https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm just setting up Yoast on a new website and I didn't see the XML Sitemaps option either. You have to enable Advanced Settings first. Then you have to go to XML Sitemaps and click on "Save changes" for the sitemap to be generated for the first time.
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OckertG Premium
Thanks, can't believe I missed that :)
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BBrandt Premium
Thank you, Marion! Have I told you lately that I love you? lol Seriously though, once again you pulled my bacon out of the fire. God bless you and your house.
Bruce
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VonnieOh Premium
If I revamp my categories, do I have to re-submit my sitemap to Google?
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MarionBlack Premium
No, just do a "Fetch as Google" as you would with any new content.
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VonnieOh Premium
Hi Marion,

For 'Media' under 'Post Types', is that referring to the images on our site?

If you exclude a page or post, does that mean Google will not crawl and index that page?
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MarionBlack Premium
Media is images, audio and video.

You can choose to make a page "Private" instead of "Public" so the search engines don't crawl and index that page. It is up to the search engines to honor that request.
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SuzetteH Premium
Well now, that was easy! Thank you Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
Great. Just take things one step at a time Suzette. You're getting there.
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SuzetteH Premium
Yes I am thanks to you my friend!
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Megastar Premium
Thank you, Marion!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome Leo.
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celiacman Premium
Thank You Marion

Love your training's
so useful

Jeff
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks a bunch Jeff.
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rpenf Premium
Thanks Marion very helpful
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Richard.
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boomergp08 Premium
Though I am not a fan of Yoast, I will be sharing this on my Twitter account, because there are a lot of Yoast users out there.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yeah, I'm one of the them :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Nobody is perfect. LOL
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PatrickM1 Premium
Marion - Thanks for the training. Very helpful.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Patrick.
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Grazka Premium
Thank you for sharing this information.
Grace
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MarionBlack Premium
It's a pleasure to share Grace.
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albert22 Premium
Excellent tutorial, Marion. Thanks for posting it!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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Chrissies Premium
Thank you so much once again Marion :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Always a pleasure Chrissie.
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PFerraro Premium
Thank You Marion, valuable information!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Patti.
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PeterOnline Premium
Good information, thanks!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Peter.
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drcmaint Premium
Thanks for this.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome John.
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reanna1 Premium
Thanks, Marion!
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MarionBlack Premium
My pleasure Rebecca.
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abdul11 Premium
thank you for sharing this info
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Abdul.
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GautamWorld Premium
Thank you for sharing. :)
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MarionBlack Premium
My pleasure Gautam.
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jtaienao Premium
Thank you so much for the training Marion. Much appreciated.
Jerome
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ZHotaki Premium
Thanks Marion for sharing this useful knowledge.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Zaher.
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susanmacneil Premium
Thank you, Marion, for another great tutorial!

I appreciate all the knowledge you share with us!

Susan
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome Susan.
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laparra1 Premium
Good morning Marion,

Thank you for this new training, I will pass it on to my better half, my technical man you see, without him I would be nowhere.
I am slowly but surely reaching the level of writing my post on Words, download pictures and then transfer it to draft on admin. Check it with Grammarly, recheck and again recheck and then publish a post a week for each website. At least I have come to this regular posting and do not have to ask after each step: and now what? poor man, more often than not it drove him up the wall and making these websites has been a strain on the relationship sometimes. Just as well he moved from the US to Spain last year so he can not say: I AM MOVING OUT.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MarionBlack Premium
I know how your better half feels Taetske, I'm tech support too.
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Nazila12 Premium
Thanks for info I am going to watch them now :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Let me know how it goes for you Nazila.
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